13 August 2013

MCT Inspire Me Tuesday: Let's Bake!

by Veronica

One of my favorite hobbies is baking. It's something I picked up in high school and have been doing ever since. I'm a cupcake girl myself - it's so easy to just pipe on some cute frosting, add a little somethin' on top and VOILA! I still have yet to master frosting a cake smooth (how DO they do it?!?!), but that shouldn't last too long: I've signed up for a cake decorating class at my local bake supply shop and they claim that I'll learn how to make buttercream frosting look like fondant - can't wait!

For today's project, I was inspired by photos of a Baking Day I had with my 6-year-old niece, Evelyn.

Evelyn had asked me if we could bake a cake for Grandpa (my Dad) for his birthday this year. Since his birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, she insisted that it was themed accordingly: including lots of green, clovers and Lucky Charms cereal.

She loved my idea of tinting the vanilla cake green, so we went with that. Of course, we had to test the cake before subjecting our family to it, so we made a couple of extra cupcakes for us to try out. *giggle* We had such a fun time baking and decorating together.

I can be a bit of a perfectionist (and by "a bit", I mean that I'm totally OCD), so I'll admit that it was a little difficult to let her go nuts on the decorations (notice all the green sprinkles and Lucky Charms). But since this cake was her idea, I wanted to be sure that it followed her 'vision'.

She wanted the cake to say, "Happy Birthday", so I used a toothpick to draw the letters and she traced them with the brown and yellow frosting (her choice of colors). Everyone agreed that the cake was beautiful and delicious (once you scooped off most of the sprinkles!).

I used the colors from the photos (our aprons, the cake) and the birthday theme of the cake to inspire today's card. This will be for my mother-in-law's birthday next week.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Doily Die
Celebrate Good Times Stamp Set (Cupcake Dies)
Birthday Buddies Stamp Set ("Happy Birthday")
Tab Notes Stamp Set (Banner)

I hand-cut the candle and colored the flame with my Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today. Head on over to Emma's blog to see what the other designer's have been inspired by today!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Aunt Ronnie,

    Thank you for putting me on your blog. I had the BEST time with you helping me make Grampa's cake. I love you very much. See you when we do the karaoke at your house(hint, hint).


  2. Oh Miss Veronica, you are the BESTEST Auntie EVER!!! I LOVE your post today, it is SUPER SWEET! Your card is PERFECT like ALWAYS!

  3. What a fun memory for Evelyn...you are a fun Aunt. Great pictures and good luck in your class :D Your MIL will love her beautiful card. Love the doily and papers you chose. Great job!
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  4. Love the pics from your baking day - how fun! The cake turned out cute! Your card is just adorable too!


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